Job Title: Academic Technology Specialist
PVN ID: HO-1602-000984
Category: Information Technology
Location: HOSTOS C. C.

Key Features

Educational Technology
Full Time
Annual Salary Range
$48,000.00 - $60,000.00
Closing Date
Sep 21, 2016 (Or Until Filled)


Job Description

General Description

Under supervision of the Director of Educational Technology, the Applications Developer will implement complex technical programs and/or projects; perform a range of work in development/programming, communications, technical support, instructional design, and other similar functions to support faculty & students depending on the needs of the Office of Educational Technology; and provide input to educational technology policy-making decisions. 


Key Responsibilities and Activities: 

• Support in the implementation of 21st Century technologies, such as ePortfolios, blended/asynchronous courses, mobile learning, web 2.0 tools for education. 

• Develop and implement innovative pedagogical applications using the latest computer, mobile and digital media technologies. 

• Develop educational and interactive websites, including interactive learning modules, multimedia presentations, and rich media. 

• Provide one-to-one guidance to faculty in Blackboard, ePortfolios, blended/online learning, mobile learning, and digital media use in the classroom across all disciplines in a professional setting. 

• Support and enhance existing homegrown applications as required. 

• Develop and administer short-term training courses for faculty and students. 

• Provide support for Blackboard, Digication, and WordPress users. 

• Keep abreast of the latest hardware and software developments and adapt them for pedagogical uses across disciplines. 

Other Duties

  • Manage multiple projects in a dynamic team-oriented environment;


  • Serve as a liaison between Academic Departments and the Office of Educational Technology, and as a technical resource in all aspects of instructional design, as well as technologies used in the classroom.



  • Bachelor or higher degree in Computer Science or related field, and/or equivalent work experience.
  • In-depth experience programming in Java, .NET, ASP, PHP, ActionScript(Flash).
  • In-depth experience with lecture capturing solutions (e.g. Tegrity, Panopto), TurnItIn, Camtasia, Adobe CS Suite, Blackboard. 
  • Strong understanding of database design (MySQL, MS SQL, MS Access). 
  • Strong understanding of HTML5, CSS3, HTML, XHTML, XML, JavaScript, AJAX, JQUERY, and Internet standards and protocols.
  • Strong teamwork and interpersonal skills. 
  • Knowledge of project development life cycle is a plus.
  • Strong understanding of WordPress Multisites, Kaltura, WikiMedia, and other CMS platforms is a plus. 
  • Experience with Windows Mobile, iOS, and other mobile environments / languages is a plus.